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Syncope

Synonym(s)

  • fainting
  • syncopal attack

Definition(s)

Fainting due to a sudden fall of blood pressure below the level required to maintain oxygenation of brain tissue.

Definition from: CRISP Thesaurus via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

Loss of consciousness resulting from insufficient blood flow to the brain: faint.

Definition from: Merriam-Webster's Medical DictionaryThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. by Merriam-Webster Inc.

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: July 28, 2014